‘Census 2022 an important tool for FS government’

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Spokesperson for the Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, Sello Pietersen.

The Free State government is quite excited about Census 2022, because it is a critical survey that provides it with a better and much more accurate understanding of the socio-economic conditions of the people.

This is according to Sello Pietersen, Spokesperson for the Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela. The Free State kicked-off Statistics South Africa’s Census 2022 programme on Wednesday evening in Bloemfontein.

“Census provides an overview of the demographics which is quite critical for government in terms of planning. It allows for one to account for and strengthen service delivery programmes to meet the needs of the community. Government’s role is to create a conducive environment for businesses to be able to invest so that the government is able to drive employment opportunities.

“We think the census will go a long way, not just to safeguard and promote entrepreneurship, but to ensure that many more jobs are created to fuel the sustainable mechanisms. Census is one of the most important activities which the province needs to undertake.” said Pietersen.

Blaine Jones

blaine@centralmedia.co.za